Check it out! I’ve discovered a path!
This will take a little doing; the bricks were so overgrown that they had disappeared entirely for much of the distance from the patio to the garage, and clearing away the top layer of grass simply exposed the soggy dirt and grass underneath, which were too wet to deal with last night. The next pass, though, should finish the job.
This is a case in which I have no qualms about the power tool. I didn’t actually research it, but I did think about it for about 90 seconds. We’re not going to edge all that often, and remembering my father’s long-ago struggles with a manual edger, I am convinced that the Unplugged version simply takes too much effort and time for the payoff.
Viva le weed whacker!